The three children of fallen officer Sonny Kim have received a very generous gift from the University of Cincinnati.
University President, Santa J. Ono said that should the three children of the police officer want to attend college at UC, the school will gladly pay their entire tuition. The average cost for a four-year degree at UC runs around $50,000.
As a small token of gratitude to Officer Sonny Kim, UC will cover full undergraduate tuition for his 3 sons should they matriculate at UC
— Santa J. Ono (@PrezOno) June 22, 2015
This is a charitable offer, considering that Ohio has a law that states: “the child of a public service officer killed in the line of duty, who is admitted to any state university or college shall not be required to pay any tuition or any student fee for up to four academic years of education, which shall be at the undergraduate level.”
The president of UC said that the school’s scholarship to the Kim children will be on top of the support from the Ohio Safety Officer’s Fund. Ono had referred to it in a tweet earlier as for tuition; however, he later clarified that “they can use it for room and board, books, and study abroad.”
Kim, 48, was a husband and father who died while responding to a 911 call. There had been a report of a black man in his early 20s walking around being belligerent and carrying a gun.
The suspect, Trepierre Hummons, engaged Kim in a gun battle upon the officer arriving on the scene. Both men died from gunshot wounds received during the exchange.
Kim had been with the Cincinnati Police Department for 27 years.
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